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Old 06-22-2012, 09:36 AM   #31
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You've got a lot of good ideas here for rear view mirrors.

The vent mirror thing wouldn't cut the mustard in NC, where you need a drivers side mirror on the EXTERIOR of the vehicle. The Harley mirror thing is a good choice though, and there are plenty of other DIY options. There entire threads with dozens of posts--run some searches.

For someone desiring less creativity, there are also "manufactured" options too that are built specifically for the purpose of driving your jeep without doors. The options span both relocation kits that move your factory mirrors to the side of the jeep rather than the door, to just new mirrors you'd only attach with the doors off. Look here: Mirrors - Quadratec

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Old 06-22-2012, 10:40 AM   #32
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Sorry, couldn't resist.

Whoaaa... thats so cool... How do you do that?

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Whoaaa... thats so cool... How do you do that?
It's easy. Just go here: Let me google that for you
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:52 AM   #35
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I picked up a bike master clip on motorcycle mirror for 15 dollars and it had everything needed to install it in the hinge.

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Old 06-22-2012, 11:56 AM   #36
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You only need to comply with the laws of the state your rig is plated in. If you have NY plates, you only need to comply with NY laws, if NJ plates, NJ laws. Police in other states have no authority to issue compliance tickets.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:00 PM   #37
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I ride around in Jersey all the time without the mirrors. No hassle, By the way most police officers like me dont pull jeeps over because its the vehicle of choice in the departments all around NJ. If you get stopped it might be so the officer can see what you have done to your jeep so he can get Ideas.....Just sayin..... They make a mirror thats real legit for around 20 bucks. Go buy one, and just stress in the meantime before it arrives.
Agreed. Cops here (NY/NJ) don't really bother Jeepers. They go after the civics and the escalades. I have been running with no front plate, tires sticking out past my fenders for the last 4 months, and I get nothing but thumbs up from cops. I was pulled over last week in the city, and had my license and reg ready to go. The cop and his partner come up to my window and say "put that away, we didn't pull you over for anything." The guy just got a Jeep himself, so we spent 30 minutes talking Jeep, exchanged emails and I was on my way. Don't worry about it. Just don't do anything moronic and cops won't bother you.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:01 PM   #38
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Hey side question - when you guys take your doors off, do you bang everything up doing so? Is there any safe way to get the doors off without doing a ton of damage to the doors/side of Jeep?
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:06 PM   #39
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Just picked up these Safari mirrors from Quadratec, for the same reason. I like how they use the hinge vs. relocating the stock mirror.

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Old 06-22-2012, 12:13 PM   #40
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Here's my aftermarket Harley mirror. Not a good pic, but you get the idea.
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Hey side question - when you guys take your doors off, do you bang everything up doing so? Is there any safe way to get the doors off without doing a ton of damage to the doors/side of Jeep?
There is no reason you should damage your doors. I put my inside, and on a blanket when they're off. The only think that got scratched is the bolts, that's negligible. Just be careful when you do it, and don't do it alone if you're worried about it
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Safari mirrors. Can hook into the safari doors or the door hinge (I used the door hinge)
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any photos pkmcd99... how much did it cost
It was free, my doors are back on, but when the weather breaks ill get a pic. I found a great condition motorcycle mirror and threaded a nut onto it to keep it from sliding all the way through the hinge and keep it at a good height. Then a jam nut on bottom to keep it from moving.
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You only need to comply with the laws of the state your rig is plated in. If you have NY plates, you only need to comply with NY laws, if NJ plates, NJ laws. Police in other states have no authority to issue compliance tickets.

That I didn't know. I thought it was like the motorcycle helmet law. In PA you don't need a helmet. If I rode into another state that did require one, even though my bike has PA plates, I still had to put on a helmet. This must be different.
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There is no reason you should damage your doors. I put my inside, and on a blanket when they're off. The only think that got scratched is the bolts, that's negligible. Just be careful when you do it, and don't do it alone if you're worried about it

I lean my doors up against a tree in the yard.
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Doors Off MIrrors

Texas only requires 1 mirror (rear view on windshield), but I like having them. These 2 I picked up at Loves travel store, $15 each, with home made brackets.






I prefer these to the stock mirrors. I would like to have the half doors with these mirrors, keep the stocks ones on the full size doors for winter. That's the plan
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That I didn't know. I thought it was like the motorcycle helmet law. In PA you don't need a helmet. If I rode into another state that did require one, even though my bike has PA plates, I still had to put on a helmet. This must be different.
Yes. Helmet laws are not considered compliance laws.
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Yes. Helmet laws are not considered compliance laws.

Good to know..
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:25 PM   #49
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I lean my doors up against a tree in the yard.
That would work too. I'm just cautious, don't have a tree, and I have a dog.
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Check this out: ====LIST of STATE MIRROR LAWS==== - JeepForum.com

I know it's a different forum (Ooo, evil other forums that aren't Wrangler Forum, hissss) but someone compiled a legit list of all of the mirror laws for the U.S.

I don't know that it's a sure-fire way to get out of a ticket but for example if your Jeep is registered in PA (like mine) you only need one rear-facing mirror. If you tell the officer of NJ or MD for example that your Jeep is legal where it's registered, he/she may let you go.
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:00 PM   #51
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what did you do...
I got temporary mirrors from Quadratec but I use them permanently. My jeep had relocation brackets on it when I got it and I hated that setup. Couldn’t see out of the right side and I didn’t have the original parts to put them back on the doors. I never have to move mirrors around and I like the way they look.

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Check this out: ====LIST of STATE MIRROR LAWS==== - JeepForum.com

I know it's a different forum (Ooo, evil other forums that aren't Wrangler Forum, hissss) but someone compiled a legit list of all of the mirror laws for the U.S.

I don't know that it's a sure-fire way to get out of a ticket but for example if your Jeep is registered in PA (like mine) you only need one rear-facing mirror. If you tell the officer of NJ or MD for example that your Jeep is legal where it's registered, he/she may let you go.
It's not "may" let you go. They are not allowed to issue tickets like those to out of state vehicles. As a matter of fact, on the ticket itself in NY/NJ (probably all states) compliance tickets actually say on them "NJ VEHICLE" or whatever state it corresponds to. A PA cop cannot give any compliance tickets to an out of state vehicle such as registration, inspection, front plate, tires, lift, mirrors, exhaust, tints, etc etc.
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:09 PM   #53
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Basically in NYS you need two mirrors. For passanger cars you need a rear view mirror and a left side mirror on the outside. For comercial you need 2 outside mirrors.
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Brianbrooke21, In IL we must only have a rear view or driver side mirror. You do not have to have side mirrors and its perfectly legal to remove the doors. Have fun and don't worry about the pigs......we're not all "bad".
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Hey side question - when you guys take your doors off, do you bang everything up doing so? Is there any safe way to get the doors off without doing a ton of damage to the doors/side of Jeep?
Be careful after you remove the strap so the door doesn't open fully and give you a nice dent.
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these work well and even better if you add a couple convex mirrors instead of the ones that come with it.
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I plan on taking my doors off too, I'm not worried about the mirrors but my overhead light being left on all the time how is this solved?
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I plan on taking my doors off too, I'm not worried about the mirrors but my overhead light being left on all the time how is this solved?
once you disconnect the wires it doesn't come on
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I plan on taking my doors off too, I'm not worried about the mirrors but my overhead light being left on all the time how is this solved?
From 2007 on, wrangler doors have a packet of wires that clip to a mated packet of wires that connect to the jeep in the footwell area. You need to unplug this connection to get each door off, and that will tell your dome lights not to stay on.

If your jeep is older than 2007, you're posting in the wrong section. TJs (1997(?) through 2006) require you to pull a fuse.
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I plan on taking my doors off too, I'm not worried about the mirrors but my overhead light being left on all the time how is this solved?
Take out the glove box and pull fuse 4

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